Digital Security Exchange

Keeping U.S. civil society safe from digital attack

Is your organization worried about securing your communications and data?

Have you recently been hacked?

Are you a digital security expert working with nonprofits and activists?


The Digital Security Exchange connects U.S. civil society organizations to digital security experts who help them stay safe from digital attack, helping them stay focused on protecting our communities, environment, and world.

You can get started with the DSX in two ways:

1 Request assistance

Get assistance for you or your organization

2 Become a provider

Request to become a digital security provider with the DSX

How It Works

Civil society organizations come to the Digital Security Exchange seeking help with digital security assessments and training.

Request digital security assistance

Digital security experts interested in assisting organizations request to become providers with the DSX.

Request to become a provider

Organizations in need connect with digital security experts who can provide support.

Learn more about partnerships

Latest Updates

by: Josh | July 18, 2018

Case studies: Who has the DSX has been working with?

From the moment we first embarked on the DSX project, in early 2017, through today, we’ve used an agile-like method of understanding the needs of organizations, providers, and communities we are working with. In part, that means an incremental and deliberate approach to use...

by: Josh | May 17, 2018

Efail: Should you stop using PGP encryption?

This week, security researchers released information about vulnerabilities in PGP email clients that could expose past or future content, even if it was encrypted, dubbing the flaw “Efail.” Please take the time to read this quick note about what the PGP email threat is and ...

by: Josh | April 24, 2018

Tackling digital security across civil society

Almost every organization we talk to tells us that while the need for greater digital security is clear – one look at the headlines on any given day will tell you that – resources and funding support for such work continue to be scarce.

This is why I and Katie Gillu...

by: Josh | March 20, 2018

Welcome to the DSX

After a full year of concept design, community mapping, feedback generation, and technical development, we’re thrilled to officially launch the Digital Security Exchange.

I started work on the concept that became DSX on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – the day after Do...